Sunday 23rd April, 2017

For the avoidance of doubt

Posted by at 2:29 pm in Celebrations.

Happy St. George's Day!

Monday 17th April, 2017

Good Friday, bad parking

When I was a kid I was given good advice about swearing, and it's advice which I passed on to my kids:

"Whatever you say, you must know what it means and how to spell it".

So, with no further ado, here is an example of such a spelling followed by a visual representation...

 

C-O-C-K-W-O-M-B-L-E

 

Yep, that's parked...

blocking the 2-way traffic, overhanging the crossing, obstructing the garden centre's pedestrian/trolley entrance/exit and blocking in at least 2 cars.

At least it has an appropriate reg. number!

The bloke next to the car isn't the driver/owner, btw, so I've blurred him. The woman who dumped the car was busy elsewhere and was therefore unavailable for her photo-opportunity.

Thursday 13th April, 2017

Repeat offender

It's clear that polite words don't work.

Maybe police words will:

 

Same woman/car combi as 28th March and several other times.

Thursday 6th April, 2017

Not taking the piss

Posted by at 10:30 am in Just for fun.

Inconvenient Convenience:

Maybe that's what "BOGOF" means.

Monday 3rd April, 2017

Not exactly spoiled for choice

Posted by at 10:47 am in A bit of a rant, Name and Shame.

Burger King, Hinckley, on Saturday evening:

Don't be fooled - it's a lie!

There's very little point in displaying the above signs when BOTH of your machines are broken and there's nobody on the premises who can fix them.

And when someone orders a Steakhouse WITHOUT CHEESE, and you say that you'll tell the kitchen staff to not put cheese on it, make damned sure that they listen, understand, and perform.

And then, when that someone sends back the one that you brought, the one WITH CHEESE despite you allegedly telling the kitchen staff, don't replace it with one without cheese AND WITHOUT BACON.

And when you advertise a corn dusted bun, MAKE SURE THAT IT HAS SOME CORN DUSTING ON IT.

Here's a visual aid for the terminally-stupid:

I won't be back.

Unless I do so like this:

Tuesday 28th March, 2017

And another

One of today's feckwits:

 

My neighbour must be tearing her hair out, she'll never get her car in or out past this selfish &^*%^$

Sunday 26th March, 2017

Up and down like the Assyrian Empire

Posted by at 8:15 pm in A bit of a rant, Illness and injury.

Latest test results (from week 38 23/03/2017 test/consultation) plotted, so more boring blood-test result charts. I'm told that the results aren't important, so don't bother reading any further.

Unless you want to mouseover the charts to see how they look with spurious data removed, hence showing the real trends.

Click here to show or hide contents

So far only points for week 28 (12/01/2017) have been removed in the mouseovers. You might recall that I ranted about those results here. The serum ferritin result of 998 from week 15 (10/10/2016) has long been discarded as pure fantasy. With those dodgy results removed there are clear ongoing downward trends to the whites and the newts over the last 4 to 5 months, and the whites are now bang on bottom-limit. But it's not important, they say.

In my opinion, the latest value for the Serum Ferritin (499, week 38, 23/03/2017) looks to be, well, rather convenient, seeing as they were aiming for a target of 500, and the previous three values were 696, 643 and 642. And yes, I did tell them almost exactly that at the consultation, and I also told them that the previous week the blood-letting staff at LGH were quite concerned that their venesection protocol had ceased to be effective. Time will tell if I have to declare that result as dodgy, but for now I'm letting it stand as either a valid but surprising good result or as testimony to data creativity.

But it's not important, as they say.

Yet for some reason they have changed my 6-weekly checks back to 4-weekly.

Hmm...

Wednesday 22nd March, 2017

Department of Corrections

Posted by at 6:40 pm in A bit of a rant, In the News.

Most of today's news is fairly grim, but here's a reason to be cheerful:

Story here.

Of course, that was the easy bit.

A real challenge would be to convince the BBC's dimwitted web writers/editors to use the acronym "NASA", not "Nasa".

Note to Auntie: It's not as if there are no clues on the web. You could even crib it from the NASA logo:

 

Another T#@t

And here's one from the 10th:

 

 

T#@t

FFS:

 

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